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Predicting Sexual Function After Prostate Treatment

Around half in a group of men who had surgery or radiation for prostate cancer recovered or maintained sexual function, researchers found. The finding should give men facing prostate cancer treatment a more realistic idea of what to expect before starting down the road.
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Food Industry Pitted Against Public Health At U.N. Summit

At the first United Nations General Assembly session on chronic diseases this week, public health advocates questioned whether food companies should be treated as partners when making policy on chronic disease.
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FDA Confirms Source Of Cantaloupe Contamination

Tests show cantaloupes from Jensen Farms carried bacteria linked to an outbreak of listeriosis that has sickened 35 people. The germs were also found found on packing equipment. Last week the company recalled the affected melons.
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Many Are Myopic About Costs Of Short-Term Disability

Watch your pennies. Gaps in coverage for short-term disabilities mean that if you break your arm and can't do your job for a couple of weeks, you may be on the hook financially for more than you expect.
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Gov. Perry Cut Funds For Women's Health In Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry likes to hold out the Lone Star State as a model — his vision for the country. But while Texas' growing economy has been a reliable jobs producer, the state's health care system is straining. Many family planning clinics that help serve the large numbers of uninsured in Texas have seen cuts. One supporter calls it a "war on birth control."
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Gamers Solve Stubborn Viral Mystery: The Shape Of A Key Enzyme

What stumped scientists for more than a decade took gamers only three weeks to figure out. The structure of a key reproductive enzyme in AIDS-like viruses is finally known.

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